In the previous article, I spoke about how the pets of today’s celebrities have already made a highlight in the media world and glorified themselves.
The odds of being a celebrity are very slim. It’s not easy to make your place in the world of Hollywood and Bollywood. But those who have ‘one’ have already made it large for themselves. Being respected by name and reputation alone, turning heads as you walk down the streets, being asked for autographs; the public life of the famous seems glamorous and desirable for many of us. And we are even curious to know about their private lives.
Privately the celebrities are like us in many ways. Although they live lavishly and in well-serviced suits, without much of sweating and caring about their mounting electricity bills, the huge amount of money which they earn are willingly put into the service of others. Besides they love housing animals. Keeping pets has become a recent trend and among the celebrities it’s surging high.
Who would have thought Dirty Harry to have such a soft spot for a wild animal as inconsequential as a squirrel? Clint Eastwood’s best friend is a squirrel who lives near his office on the Paramount lot. Carrie Underwood, the country star always keeps her two dogs, Ace and Penny close. Tennis star ANDY RODDICK announced his retirement from professional tennis and then recently adopted a Bulldog. Mario Lopez spends his spare time swimming with his french bulldog, Julio. Julio’s twitter account has more than 3000 followers. Selena Gomez’s dogs may be from all different places but all the five are rescues, brought from the shelter, parking lot and even on location from a movie shot. The five pooches that found their way into the Gomez household, each have an unique story. Besides her own dog Baylor is already a grown up boy. TORI SPELLING and DEAN McDERMOTT, the reality star couple went a little exotic for their newest pets, choosing two ducklings. Taylor Swift’s cat Meredith is a famous feline. MILEY CYRUS was in some happy parenting practice with her dogs. In April 2014, she lost her beloved pet dog, Floyd, after which she gave away her another newly adopted puppy Mooney, revealing that she isn’t ready to give her heart away to another dog soon after Floyd’s death.
Our Bollywood celebs have always been in love with their pets. Stars talk about how their dog gives them unconditional love and how much they mean to them. They love to be greeted by a loving animal at the end of a hard day’s work. Koena Mitra is known around for her love for dogs. She is a proud owner of eight dogs, varying in breeds from Terriers to Poodle. She loves going on late night drives and feeding them Royal Canin six days a week. Salman Khan may be lacking in his love life, but he makes up for it with his affection for dogs. His first two pets, Bull-mastiffs, Myson and Myjaan, passed away, leaving him grieving for a long time. He now has two others, Myson and Mylove (quirky names, we know!) This bachelor maintains a dog blog and writes that he learns patience and forbearence from them. Their love is timeless and beautiful, which is the highest kind of love. Amitabh Bachchan, Big B, for him a big dog will suffice. Enter Shanouk, his precious Great Dane. Priyanka Chopra is a complete dog person. She loves her Cocker spaniel, Brando. PETA activist Shilpa Shetty has a perkingese dog called Champagne and two other persian cats.
Tushar Kapoor loves shopping goodiesand toys for his two dogs, Whiskey and Risky. The Badshah king Shahrukh Khan has four dogs. Dash( japanese chin) Hulk( labrador) Kai and Juicy( maltese). His pet dogs give him much solace. Most celebrities announce that having a pet gives them certain theraputic benefits, given the number of scandals and controversies they come across everyday. Sonam Kapoor believes in promotion of pet adoption. Her are pooches called Coke, Barcadi and Feathers. Yesteryear diva Rekha owns a dog named Shiva. Kalki Kochelin is the first cat person in the entire list and loves spending time with her kitty, Dosa, who she acquired from a stray animal shelter.
Animals and birds have also remained a part of movies and several small screen shows. They have outshone the leading actors but no award categories exist for them par excellence and their contribution to the film’s success. Famous dog like Tuffy, the Pomeranian, has now become a household pet name. Several classic animal themed films have been made. Pets are the truest and loyal friend of any man. They are adorable, cute and with a delicate personality. Every film industry has accepted this fact and from time to time have produced movies that have pet animals as their central character. Rin Tin Tin was a canine filmstar who rose to fame during the silent era of Hollywood. ‘Rinty’ as he was popularly known went on to star in 27 other films. ‘Hachi: A Dog’s Tale’ based on a real life incident got highly positive reviews. ‘The Ugly Dashshund’ is a film about a Great Dane Puppy, ‘Benji’ became a classic of its own type and narrated the story of a stray dog, ‘Scooby Doo’ is a popular detective dog of the animation world and ‘Snowy’ is a faithful Fox Terrier of the hero Tintin, a sought- after and a central character in every Adventures of Tintin series. We love watching ‘Stuart Little’ for the little mouse and his sheer brilliance, his love for his owners and the nostalgia associated with their seperation. And we do love the cat Snowbell for his evil yet good natured behaviour.
Animals have always been highly acclaimed in the celebrity world. They are respected and loved equally. They are considered a vital part of the human world, of human emotions and relationships. Nobody ever denies in considering them beloved. Hence, it comes without any doubt that the vigour and vitality of their styles and the impressiveness of their lifestyles are worth snatching the limelight.